Jammison is a gifted singer/songwriter from right here in Los Angeles. He’s bringing high energy and club vibes back to the music scene. He claims to “abuse” his right to freedom of expression to present his truth without filters. The first chapter in his repertoire is his debut single “Fuckable" for which he created an alternate version “Touchable” in order to avoid getting flagged on social media.
“Fuckable” isn’t a track about what you think it is. Jammison’s deeply emotive lyricism paints a picture and take the listener on a journey through his own experiences with love. The heavy bass and upbeat vibe makes this song a club banger but if you listen to the lyrics it’s much more than that. Jammison wants his listeners to escape and lose themselves to the music. “Fuckable” tells a story of being cheated on, finding that escape through music, and then wanting to find company. “Fuckable” can be taken literally as a seductive and dirty track, or you can choose to see it for the art that it is, innocent and full of self-love and empowerment. We love what Jammison is doing with his music and the movement he advertises. Stay on the lookout!
Listen to “Fuckable” here and read more below in our exclusive interview.
Hey Jammison! Welcome to BuzzMusic! How did you get started making music? What made you start taking it more seriously?
I started making music since I was a child. Growing up, I didn’t really feel like I had anything in common with the other kids, so I was a loner for the most part. Music helped me create another world for me — a perfect utopia. If I could dream it, I could make it real through music.
I decided to start taking music more seriously a few years after graduating college. I had done everything my mom and stepdad had wanted me to do. I had a professional job, I had a car, I was living a decent life, but I wasn’t living MY life. I was living to make my family happy and proud, so in a way, I was living for them.
When I decided to start living my own life and search for my own happiness, is when I decided to put my dreams and love for music first.
Who are your musical influences? How do they help shape you as an artist?
I look up to so many artists: Christina Aguilera, Monica Naranjo, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Adam Lambert, José José, Josh Groban, Michael Bublé, Thalia. In a way, they have all been my mentors and music instructors throughout my life, and they don’t even have a clue! In terms of vocal technique, I pay a lot of attention to Monica Naranjo, Michael Bublé, and Josh Groban. When it comes to feeling vulnerable and opening up and not be afraid to express myself, I’d have to thank Xtina and Gaga for that. Britney Spears and Thalia simply make the best BOPS and always take me to my happy place. José José sings my favorite Spanish ballad, “El Triste,” which makes me cry every time I sing it.
We love the track “Fuckable”! What do the lyrics mean to you?
The lyrics in “Fuckable” narrate my journey and perhaps my coping mechanism after a break up. It’s a very vulnerable place for me. The first verse represents my insecurities, the pre chorus highlights the coping mechanism of working on myself, not being afraid of being rejected by those that don’t find me attractive or can’t connect with me, and the rest is about feeling confident and proud of my sexuality, as well as not filtering my emotions.
What inspired this song? What do you hope your listeners take away from it?
As I was mentioning earlier, this song was written after a very difficult breakup. Well, perhaps two breakups. I was involved two long-term relationships back to back, and I reached a point where I felt like I had abandoned myself. I didn’t feel attractive. Dealt with liars and cheaters until I became just that. I was perhaps at the lowest point of my life. Fuckable held my hand and my heart through this process, and it helped get out of that dark place. I learned to love myself a bit more thanks to this song. I created an alternate version of the song, which is “Touchable” because “Fuckable” may be too scary for many people. I just don’t like to filter my emotions, especially when it comes to music.
I hope the song can help listeners overcome their insecurities. I hope that it can help strengthen their hearts if they’re going through a breakup and make them feel sexy, beautiful, fuckable. It’s okay to cry in the morning, but when you can’t sleep at night, go out and be seen! Throw on some leather and glitter, and no one will be able to see your tears under the strobe light.
As an up and coming artist, what challenges have you faced? How do you overcome those challenges?
There are so many challenges as an up and coming artist. Some people take advantage, they take your money, then they ghost you. I work hard for to save money for the studio time, music lessons, Artwork, production costs. There was a moment when I was working three jobs. I feel like a lot of the people I’ve worked with don’t believe in me, and that is okay. I believe in myself, and my life experience has taught me that it’s okay if I swim against the tide. I will make it. I Just have to think positively and be resilient — work harder every time. After releasing Fuckable, people that I’ve known for years have blocked me. Oops! However, I am blessed to live in the greatest country on earth where I can sing Fuckable without fear of losing my life. You don’t get that privilege everywhere else. This is just the beginning and there are many areas of myself — perhaps more vulnerable parts — that I haven’t revealed yet.
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